Dec 31, 2012 1:00pm PST
, south america as well. so stand by. stay with us for complete coverage. senator john mccain told me just a little while ago even if a fiscal cliff deal is done, the battle between the white house and congressional republicans is far from over. >> i think there's going to be a whole new field of battle when the debt ceiling rolls around. >> all right. let's dig a little bit deeper with ryan lizza. he's washington correspondent for the new yorker magazine. also ali velshi our chief correspondent is joining us. deal or no deal? >> looks like from what dana is reporting, that a deal is in sight. republicans are saying they're going to have a vote tonight. looks like a deal is done. >> with the senate. >> we don't know what the house will do. and the last time john boehner tried to put something on the floor, his caucus rebelled. he'd have to let the house vote its will. >> but you agree if the president of the united states supports it, most of the house democrats will support it. so you don't need a majority of the republicans, you need a few republicans to get to that magic number of 218.
Dec 27, 2012 11:00am PST
to go south? >> that's right. happy new years, america. we appear poised to dive off the fiscal cliff starting with a round of finger pointing today. this is classic gridlocked washington. why america is fed up with the lawmakers and all about pointing fingers, gaining the upper hand here. and also, gaming this out because if we do dive off the cliff an we don't get a deal in the next couple of days, which looks increasingly like where we're headed then we come back in january and have to negotiate again and a political advantage for both sides if that's the case. >> her's the thing. even if a deal does get done at this point, it's a small deal. much smaller deal than both sides said they wanted several months ago. the debt ceiling, will be back in two months. there's a good chance we are going to be revisiting a budget issue in march, as well. is this the new d.c. zachary? >> well, it's kind of an old d.c. and the current version, you know, 4.0. and you're absolutely right. it's convenient because there's a news hook for the fiscal cliff for january 1st and calling this now b.c. befo
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
, and they are from summerville, south carolina. hey, ali. >> happy new year's eve. >> please describe what america is going to see when you are up on the nivea stage, you and that cute husband of yours. what kind of kiss are we going to see? >> it's probably going to be tasteful. my husband and i are pretty modest, but, you know, we might make it special for once in a lifetime. you never know. we're keeping it a surprise. >> well, now, you haven't seen him in a while. isn't at the in the armed forces? >> he is in the military. he just had an obligation today that he had to take care of, but he will be on the stage for sure. yeah, he is military. sometimes it takes you away from home. he has been gone a lot. in about the four years that we've been married, six years in a relationship, and we've only lived together for about two months of that time. >> oh, wow. >> wow. >> so you are way backed up in the kissing department, right? >> this will be -- everyone tells us we're still in the honeymoon phase. four years after marriage, you know, no honeymoon. sounds good to me. >> we're going to expect fire
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm PST
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